Today marks the two week birthday of my current sensor. *throws confetti* This frugal diabetic is psyched that I am getting extra life out of this sensor. I am wearing it on my right thigh, in a location I’ve never even used as a pump infusion site. I must say, I really like this area of real estate and anticipate my next sensor to be on my left thigh. Sometimes I forget about it when I’m pulling down my pants for the 9,000 daily trips to the ladies room, but the not painful snag of my pants on the sensor reminds me. Other than that…absolutely no major issues with this site. Sensor is accurate, it’s comfortable, I dig it. Yay!
As much as I love this spot, I have a conundrum. I feel that the tape is peeling a bit more on my thigh than sites on my belly (Likely due to additional rubbing of clothing, I’m guessing), and my patchwork job to reinforce the tape is not very attractive. I started the sensor with my donut-hole OpSite Flexifix and have been patching up the corners with squares of IV 3000 as needed. However, despite this, the sensor is still working and working well. Fellow CGM-ers…what do you do? Replace the sensor when the tape gets nasty or keep reinforcing until the sensor finally poops out?
My current plan is to keep the sensor alive as long as possible. Since Diabetes ain’t cheap to treat, and each sensor costs about $20, I think I can put my vanity aside for a little while in order to save a few bucks. I suppose starring in that Nair commercial will just have to wait.